In the Ferrari household, we go through a LOT of full-fat dairy. My 16-month-old daughter drinks at least 20-24 ounces of whole milk every day, and my husband and I eat yogurt and cheese like they are going out of style. So needless to say, I am STOKED about what I am about to tell you.
In a new study published in the journal Circulation, Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian and his team found that those with higher levels of full-fat dairy byproducts in their blood had about a 46% lower risk of getting diabetes during the study period than those with lower levels.
Two of the most influential and credible news sources have taken notice: TIME and the TODAY Show.
It’s no secret that full-fat dairy products contain more calories than low-fat dairy products, and this is the main reason why low-fat dairy has been recommended for so long as the best option for milk drinkers. But recent research is indicating that full-fat dairy may have a solid place in a healthy diet, and the research is strong enough that nutrition leaders and major news outlets are noticing.
Nutrition is an evolving science. Aren’t we lucky that there are researchers out there who never stop asking questions? As a registered dietitian nutritionist and a mom, I am so very thankful for them!
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